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ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Selected Degrees (141) 

  • Executive Masters in Public Administration
    Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

    Ranked #4 in the U.S. News and World Report (2021), Key is the global public sector leadership program of choice because it challenges good managers to become extraordinary leaders who build an environment for organized success.

    Established in 1975, the Key Executive Leadership Program is a graduate course of study in the skills, knowledge, and values needed by top-level public executives and offers participants the perspectives and competencies necessary for effective performance in high level executive work.  

    Executive Masters in Public Administrati...
  • Online | Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    American Public University System

    In business, real-world knowledge matters—and the faculty in American Public University’s (APU) master’s in business administration offer exceptional insight. They bring their experience from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and contractors, and U.S. and corporate intelligence to provide career-relevant perspectives.

    APU’s comprehensive MBA degree prepares you for the global business community by sharpening your competencies in marketing, management, leadership, finance, legal and ethical issues, business analytics, and human resources. Our Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)-accredited program hones your ability to apply research and data to drive business strategy.

    Our online business degree encourages collaboration and hands-on exercises such as developing a business plan, monitoring a stock portfolio, and using Excel and Access to apply business and finance concepts.

    American Public University System
  • Online | Graduate NanoCert in Organizational Effectiveness
    American Public University System

    NanoCert® programs are microcredentials, delivered online, focused on upskilling to meet career or professional development goals. Academic credits earned while obtaining a NanoCert may be applied to a certificate, associate, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree. NanoCerts are designed to help you level-up or shift your career focus quickly.

    In this NanoCert, explore key concepts vital to organizational effectiveness including management, development, and crisis management.

    The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree: Full: MA Management (General Concentration). Partial: MA Management (Concentrations in: Human Resource Management, Organization Crisis Management, Organization Leadership, Strategic Consulting).

    American Public University System
  • Online | M.Ed., Online Teaching
    American Public University System

    Prepare for evolving trends in digital learning by earning your Master of Education in Online Teaching at American Public University (APU).

    APU's master's in teaching online program is designed for those who teach, facilitate, or lead in K-12 virtual/online or hybrid schools and who already hold K-12 teaching licensure.

    Courses in APU’s MEd in Online Teaching focus on meeting the needs of diverse learners, including those with special needs, with particular attention on personalized learning and legal and ethical issues in online learning—a feature few programs like it offer, making the program truly distinct. This online program analyzes learning strategies that impact student success. For example, the classroom management course examines management techniques specifically for online classrooms. Technology-based assignments, case studies, and problem-based learning are integrated into this master’s of teaching degree online program.

    American Public University System
  • Online | M.A., Human Resource Management
    American Public University System

    Employees are the human capital of an organization and vital drivers of its success. With a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from American Public University (APU), you will explore advanced concepts related to human resource management and its strategic importance to an organization.

    This online master’s in human resources thoroughly reviews the laws, rules, regulations, and issues impacting the global workforce and human resource management. You will engage in research and strategy development to examine employee recruitment, motivation, development, and retention. Compensation packages, benefits, and incentives are also probed.

    APU’s master’s in HR is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) core curriculum, providing one element of eligibility criteria for taking the SHRM Certified Professional exam. You will also develop an end-of-program portfolio to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.

    American Public University System
  • Pursue You Passion. Change Your World.
    American Public University System

    Select your desired academic program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. Use our program finder to compare programs or call us for help if you're unsure which program is right for you. 

    American Public University System
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of New Mexico

    The Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS) program offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organizational development, and instructional design and technology. The program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels, The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences is a research degree. It is designed to develop the candidate's competencies to design, conduct, and report original theoretical and applied research in the selected area of study. The Program of Studies and the dissertation reflect an emphasis on theoretical concepts, inquiry skills, and original research. Doctoral study is intended to be a stimulating and demanding intellectual experience. Graduates are expected to become leaders in the education and training fields through the application of research, knowledge, and critical thinking skills.

    Doctor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of New Mexico

    The Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OILS) program offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organizational development, and instructional design and technology. The program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Students can earn a B.S. in Intructional Technology and Training with the 2+2 Transfer Program. The program takes two years of college credit from an accredited institution and two years of coursework in OILS to earn a B.S.. The OILS B.S. Program offers students the flexibility of learning with an accelerated program and online courses.

     

     •Improve your salary and benefits •Enhance your opportunities for advancement
    •Expand your employment opportunities reaching from local to international
    •Broaden your consulting prospects
    •Improve your self-concept due to the above factors
     

    Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts
    University of New Mexico

    The Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS) program offes a unique perspectivce on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organizational development, and instructional design and technology. The program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels. The OILS program offers a Master of Arts (MA) dergee that gives students the opportunity to combine aspects of adult learning, organizational learning and development, learning sciences and instructional technologies including multimedia design and online learning. Choose from five different concentrations to achieve your career goals.

    MA Concentrations:

    • Learning Officer
    • Design for Online Learning
    • Organization Development and Human Resource Development
    • Instructional Design and Technology
    • eLearning
    • Adult Education and Professional Development

    Master of Arts
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology
    Southern Nazarene University

    With the digital age expanding more than ever, many companies across a variety of disciplines are looking for experts with the skills to take their digital learning platforms to the next level. SNU's Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology prepares scholarly practitioners to serve in leadership roles within the field to improve learning and performance within whatever environment is thrown their way. This program emphasizes foundational theories and practices, instructional design and human performance processes, project management, leadership, ethics and legal implications, and the evaluation and integration of technologies.

    Southern Nazarene University
  • Doctor of Education in Administration & Leadership
    Southern Nazarene University

    Learn how you can be a leader in your organization with SNU’s EdD in Administration and Leadership. This doctoral program with an embedded dissertation challenges students to become qualified leaders who contribute to their fields of study and inspire meaningful change. From the first class, you will be paired with a dissertation chair who will serve as your mentor throughout the program, which most students complete in less than 32 months.

    Southern Nazarene University
  • Master of Leadership
    Southern Nazarene University

    Let SNU equip you with the knowledge and experience needed to build and lead successful teams. SNU’s unique Master of Leadership can prepare you to reach your loftiest goals and excel as a visionary, with coursework in servant leadership, intercultural and global perspectives, conflict resolution and more. You’ll be ready to face successes and challenges as you work toward your goals along with your organization’s.

    Southern Nazarene University
  • PhD in Education with a Specialization in Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR)
    George Mason University

    The LTDR specialization is the first of its kind with an innovative approach that engages doctoral students in real-world, integrated design and research. With a combination of coursework and applied internships, graduates of this specialization are ready to serve as consultants with private companies, education and research think tanks, or as learning and development leaders in government agencies and non-profit organizations.

    PhD in Education with a Specialization i...
  • e-Learning (Learning Technologies Graduate Certificate Concentration)
    George Mason University

    The e-Learning Graduate Certificate is ideal for L&D professionals seeking to gain specialized knowledge in learning or instructional design and e-learning practices using current and emerging technologies. The program's part-time online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere. The e-Learning Graduate Certificate can also be applied to the Master of Science Learning Design and Technology.

    e-Learning (Learning Technologies Gradua...
  • Master of Science Learning Design and Technology
    George Mason University

    Create learning experiences aligned with organizational goals

    Learning design is a rapidly-growing industry that applies to all sectors of business. George Mason University's online MS Learning Design and Technology prepares students to strengthen workplace performance with learing interventions and experiences to improve people's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Program graduates can step into new roles like learning or instructional design, e-learning developer, and UX designer.

     

    Master of Science Learning Design and Te...
  • Leadership for Employee Engagement Certificate
    University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

    Penn GSE’s newest certificate offering provides you with strategic tools and frameworks to strengthen your team and your organization. Managers are facing unprecedented challenges, brought about by new work modalities, changing expectations from employees, increased levels of uncertainty, and incredible churn brought on by the “great resignation.” These changes also offer remarkable potential to redefine and reshape organizational culture. Earn a certificate in Leadership for Employee Engagement to cultivate organizational culture and enhance employee engagement. 

    Leadership for Employee Engagement Certi...
  • Masters in Business Administration
    Ashland University

    Ashland University's MBA program is designed to provide flexibility in terms of curriculum, learning style, and pace through the program. The curriculum is structured into a series of 30 credit hours, at minimum. For accelerated program options, the courses are completed over 6 sessions that span just under 12 months. The Ashland MBA Program is also available in a part-time format, and part-time students typically complete the program within two years. More than 12 specialization options are offered, with the ability for students to customize their own specialization. The Ashland University MBA program helps students develop their business acumen, ability to lead people and manage organizations effectively.

    Ashland MBA Program Options

    • 1 Year Online MBA Program
    • 1 Year International MBA Program
    • Traditional Online/In-Class MBA Program (Full Time/Part Time)
    • Hybrid MBA Program (In-...

    Ashland University
  • Masters in Business Administration: Human Resource Management
    Ashland University

    MBA: Human Resource Management

    MBA students specializing in HR can create strategic human resource plans, initiatives, and activities to meet organizational needs and significantly impact the success of an organization. We’ve researched and designed specialized coursework covering the latest HR best practices and management strategies. Everything learned in the classroom is hands on and about applying theory. Key topic areas include creating and implementing strategic human resources initiatives; evaluating the effectiveness and financial impact of human resource activities; talent recruitment, training, development, management, reward and retention strategies; effective labor relations practices; and creating healthy, safe, and compliant work environments.

    Ashland University
  • B.S. in Organizational Training and Development
    Ashland University

    Organizational Training and Development Online Degree


    This degree will give you the credential to move your career from “doing” to “teaching.” The program offers a great opportunity to study with your peers – adults with substantial work experience. Not only do you learn from the professor and curriculum, but also from the students’ real-world perspectives. And you can learn online from wherever you need to be and when it’s convenient for you.

    • You may be able to receive credit for life and work experience through PLA Portfolio. You may also be able to receive transfer credit for previous college courses.
    • You’ll save more with a special reduced tuition rate.
    • All courses are completely online.
    • You’ll have support every step of the way with professors, advisors and tutoring.
    Ashland University
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership
    Ashland University

    Organizational Leadership Online Degree


    This degree will give you the credential to advance your career in any company or industry, or to move your career in a new direction. The program offers a great opportunity to study with your peers – adults with substantial work experience. Not only do you learn from the professor and curriculum, but also from the students’ real-world perspectives. And you can learn online from wherever you need to be and when it’s convenient for you.

    • You may be able to receive credit for life and work experience through PLA Portfolio. You may also be able to receive transfer credit for previous college courses.
    • Save more with a special reduced tuition rate.
    • All courses are completely online.
    • You’ll have support every step of the way with professors, advisors and tutoring.
    • You’ll...

    Ashland University
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Compliance
    Drexel University Online

    The online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Compliance from the Kline School of Law develops and improves career-related skills in the focused area of human resources compliance. The curriculum includes both a small core of general law courses, focused training in ethics and compliance, and in-depth study of crucial issues in human resources rules and regulation.

    Program Features

    • Intended for those working in human resources and related fields who would benefit from focused legal knowledge regarding compliance, as well as those seeking a career change
    • Entirely online, with courses taught by award-winning professors from the Kline School of Law
    • ATD members receive a 10% tuition savings

    Graduate Certificate in Human Resources...
  • Master of Legal Studies - Human Resources Compliance Concentration
    Drexel University Online

    Earn a Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Human Resources Compliance from Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The online program provides you with the expert knowledge and skills you need to deal effectively with critical legal compliance issues that HR professionals encounter every day – from employee hiring and termination to employer/employee relationship management as well as negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

    Program Features

    • Taught by world-renowned faculty from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law
    • The online format enables you to learn on your own schedule, with the option of taking classes either part-time or full-time
    • ATD members receive a 10% tuition savings

    Master of Legal Studies - Human Resource...
  • EdD in Educational Leadership and Management - Human Resource Development Concentration
    Drexel University Online

    Drexel’s EdD in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development produces 21st century leaders with the competencies and capabilities to facilitate workplace learning, performance, and change in any organizational setting, empowering you to move ahead professionally.

    Program Features

    • Recipient of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year Award for 2019, a prestigious distinction that recognizes programs demonstrating excellence, innovation, and impact
    • Prepares graduates who are capable of creating and supporting strong, sustainable education environments
    • Three formats available: Fully online, hybrid option based in Philadelphia, PA and hybrid option based in Washington, DC
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    EdD in Educational Leadership and Manage...
  • MS in Learning Technologies
    Drexel University Online

    Drexel’s online MS in Learning Technologies focuses on key tenets of education technology and design to prepare you for careers in a variety of settings and provides a modern look at how technology and education interact with and support each other. Taught by Drexel’s renowned faculty, this degree is ideal for those interested in game-based learning, instructional design and technology leadership.

    Program Features

    • Prepares graduates for roles as future-focused, collaborative leaders able to build connected learning communities
    • Learn from faculty members who are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    MS in Learning Technologies
  • MS in Human Resource Development
    Drexel University Online

    Take your organization to the next level with Drexel’s online MS in Human Resource Development. Designed for employee-focused professionals, this degree combines psychology, business and education principles to help you become a strategic partner to your organization’s leaders and implement real change in your company. Learn to empower employees and foster an innovative spirit using current research, best practices and the latest technology.

    Program Features

    • Prepares you to facilitate learning, performance, and change across all organizational levels
    • Recognized by the Academy of Human Resource Development as a Program of Excellence
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    MS in Human Resource Development
  • Professional Development Certificates
    University of New Mexico

    The OILS Professional Development Certificate Program was established to offer an opportunity for working professionals to upgrade their skills and knowledge. This Certificate may lead to a job promotion, additional job qualifications, or new job opportunities. The Certificate Program is a 12 credit hour non-degree, graduate level activity and therefore, does not require admission into the OILS graduate program.

     

    Certificates Offered: 

    • The Adult Learning Certificate
    • The Culture & Adult Learning Certificate
    • The eLearning Certificate
    • The Instructional Technology Certificate
    • The Organizational Learning Certificate

    Professional Development Certificates
  • Masters
    Lewis University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Nova Southeastern University

    Human Resource Management
     

  • MBA
    Nova Southeastern University

    MBA - Human Resource Management
     

  • Masters
    University of South Florida

    Adult Education
     

  • PhD
    University of South Florida

    Career and Workforce Education
     

  • PhD
    University of South Florida

    Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Adult Education
     

  • PhD
    University of South Florida

    Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Instructional Technology
     

  • PhS
    University of South Florida

    Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Career and Workforce Education
     

  • EdS
    University of South Florida

     Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Measurement and Evaluation

  • PhD
    University of South Florida

    Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Measurement and Evaluation

  • Masters
    University of South Florida

    Curriculum and Instruction: concentration in Measurement and Evaluation

  • PhD
    University of South Florida

    Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Master of Arts Degree - Leadership & Organizational Development
    Saint Louis University

    Effective leadership plays a significant role in the success of an organization - at every level. Executive leaders require the skills necessary to develop an organization's strategy and then cultivate commitment to that strategy. Managers and supervisors require the skills necessary to develop the talent of their people. Individual employees require the skills necessary to inspire others around them. Effective leadership skills make the difference between leveraging strengths and settling for mediocrity.

  • Master’s Degree Online - Applied Analytics
    Saint Louis University

    Computer technologies have revolutionized society and created industries that are vital to the world's economy, stability, and to human life. As a result of this growth and development, organizations are now presented with new opportunities for using IT to achieve their strategic objectives.

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
    MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY

    Concentrations:  Accounting, Human Resources, Nonprofit  Leadership, Sports Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Global Entrepreneurship

  • Masters
    North Carolina State University

    Human Resources Development

  • Masters
    University of South Florida

    Human Resource Development

  • Masters
    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Leadership Development

  • Masters
    Vanderbilt University

    Leadership Development

  • Doctorate
    Wright State University

    Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Masters
    Wright State University

    Leadership Development

  • Masters
    Wright State University

    Career and Technical Education

  • Masters
    Wheelock College

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Wheeling Jesuit University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Western Kentucky University

    Leadership Dynamics

  • Masters
    Virginia Tech

    Communication

  • Masters
    University of Southern Maine

    Leadership Studies

  • Masters
    University of South Florida

    Management

  • Masters
    University of South Florida

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Masters
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Leadership Studies

  • Masters
    University of Mary

    Strategic Leadership

  • Masters
    University of Charleston

    Business Administration and Leadership

  • Doctorate
    University of Central Arkansas

    Leadership Studies

  • Masters
    University of Central Arkansas

    Instuctional Technology

  • Masters
    University of Alaska-Fairbanks

    Professional Communication

  • Masters
    Tiffin University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Sullivan University

    Human Resource Leadership

  • Masters
    Sullivan University

    Collaborative Leadership

  • Masters
    St.Thomas University

    Technology for Learning, Development and Change

  • Masters
    St.Thomas University

    Human Resources and Change Leadership

  • Doctorate
    St.Thomas University

    Organizational Development

  • Masters
    St. Catherine University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    St. Ambrose University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    Organizational Development and Leadership

  • Certificate
    Seton Hall University

    Strategic Communication and Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Seton Hall University

    Education, Leadership, Management and Policy

  • Doctorate
    Seton Hall University

    Higher Education Leadership

  • Certificate
    Seton Hall University

    Nonprofit Organization Management

  • Masters
    Seton Hall University

    Education, Leadership, Management and Policy

  • Masters
    Seton Hall University

    Human Resources Training and Development for Law Enforcement Personnel

  • Masters
    Seton Hall University

    Instructional Design and Technology

  • Masters
    Seton Hall University

    Strategic Communication and Leadership (Online)

  • Doctorate
    San Diego University

    Philosophy in Leadership Studies

  • Masters
    San Diego University

    Nonprofit Leadership and Management

  • Masters
    San Diego University

    Higher Education Leadership

  • Masters
    Roberts Wesleyan College

    Strategic Leadership

  • Certificate
    Regent University

    Graduate Studies in Leadership

  • Masters
    Regent University

    Strategic Foresight

  • Masters
    Regent University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Regent University

    Strategic Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Regent University

    Organizational Leadership

  • B.S.
    Regent University

    Organizational Leadership and Management

  • B.S.
    Regent University

    Leadership and Management

  • Masters
    Nova Southeastern University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Norwich University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Northern Kentucky University

    Executive Leadership and Organizational Change

  • Certificate
    North Carolina State University

    Training and Development

  • Masters
    North Carolina State University

    Training and Development

  • Doctorate
    North Carolina State University

    Workforce and Human Resource Education

  • Masters
    Neumann University

    Strategic Leadership

  • Masters
    Mountain State University

    Strategic Leadership

  • Masters
    MidAmerica Nazarene University

    MBA with emphasis on leadership

  • Masters
    MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Maryville University

    Strategic Communication and Leadership

  • Masters
    Maryville University

    Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    La Grange College

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Johnson and Wales University

    Global Business Leadership concentration in Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Indiana Tech

    Organizational Leadership

  • B.S.
    Indiana Tech

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Grand View University

    Innovative Leadership

  • Masters
    Grand Canyon University

    SHRM

  • Masters
    Grand Canyon University

    Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Grand Canyon University

    Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development

  • Masters
    Georgia State University

    Operations Management

  • Masters
    Georgia State University

    Organizational Behavior

  • Masters
    Franklin Pierce University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Evangel University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Duquesne University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    College of Mount St. Joseph

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Cleveland State University

    Nonprofit Administration and Leadership

  • Masters
    Cleveland State University

    Labor Relations and Human Resources

  • Masters
    Chadron State College

    Organizational Management

  • Masters
    Carlos Albizu University

    Organizational Management Concentration

  • Masters
    Brenau University

    Project Management

  • Masters
    Brenau University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Bowling Green - Leadership Studies

    Leadership Studies

  • Certificate
    Bluffton University

    Organizational Management

  • Masters
    Bluffton University

    Organizational Management

  • Masters
    Black Hills State University

    Strategic Leadership

  • Masters
    Bethel University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Bellhaven University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Azusa Pacific University

    Leadership and Organizational Studies

  • Masters
    Augsburg College

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Assumption College

    Nonprofit Leadership

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    International Development

  • Doctorate
    Andrews University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    Community and International Development

  • Masters
    Amridge University

    Behavioral Leadership and Management

  • Masters
    Amridge University

    Leadership and Management

  • Masters
    Albertus Magnus College

    Leadership

    Albertus Magnus College
  • Masters
    Adams State College

    Leadership

    Adams State College